USC Scripter nominations were announced with this time, six nominees making the list due to a fifth place tie. All the Oscar nominated Adapted Screenplays made the cut along with The Perks of Being a Wallflower. USC Scripter awards both the writers of the adapted work and the original one whether its a book, play or anything. Lincoln seems like the frontrunner as of now, no one can resist awarding Tony Kushner, Doris Goodwin for a Spielberg movie about Lincoln.
-Joshuah Bearman, author of the article 'The Great Escape', Antonio J. Mendez, author of 'The Master of Disguise', and screenwriter Chris Terrio, for Argo
-For Beasts of the Southern Wild, dramatist Lucy Alibar, who wrote the play 'Juicy and Delicious', and screenwriter Benh Zeitlin, who co-wrote the screenplay with Alibar
-Novelist Yann Martel and screenwriter David Magee for Life of Pi
-Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of 'Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln', and screenwriter Tony Kushner for Lincoln
-Stephen Chbosky, author of the novel 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', as well as the screenplay based upon the book
-For Silver Linings Playbook, author Matthew Quick and screenwriter David O. Russell